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Re: Walking the Walk

From: Eric Brunner-Williams in Portland Maine <brunner@nic-naa.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:27:12 -0500
Message-Id: <200202251827.g1PIRC114517@nic-naa.net>
To: "Tex Texin" <texin@progress.com>
cc: "Suzanne M. Topping" <stopping@bizwonk.com>, www-i18n-workshop@w3.org, brunner@nic-naa.net
There is a "gap" between what the W3C activities specify, and what the
W3C member companies adopt.

In the P3P area, few W3C member sites validate, one example.

Is it guidelines or an appitite for dog food or something else that is
lacking? 

I'm a bit jaded by recent experience. In my micro-cosmos, the lack of
coordination between line of business owners, and non-revenue "future"
actors is a root cause for failure to adopt W3C technology and best (or
better) practices. Fundamentally, I suspect that the value proposition
of W3C-like joint technology vehicles isn't as self-evident as most of
W3C's (and the IETF's and the former Open Group and ...) would prefer.

Off hand I can't think of a dotCOM business proposition that stated it
would FAIL if without a W3C-like JTV, they were all autonomous.

My former employer decided it needed neither a cross-LoB responsible
role for data collection (privacy), nor for i18n.

There is a recession, our work does take money to implement, and there
is a retrenchment.

Eric Brunner-Williams
Received on Monday, 25 February 2002 13:29:24 GMT

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